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Top 10 Frequently Flying Posts: August 2013

It’s the start of a new month and here’s a look back at the top 10 viewed posts here on Frequently Flying in August. You can earn up to 7,500 United Airlines MileagePlus miles buying Marriott gift cards until September 7. I began a multi-part series exploring my “addiction” to airline and hotel elite status:…

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Using Premier Accelerator as a Fast Track to United Elite Status

As I mentioned yesterday, I’ll be about 11,000 Premier Qualifying Miles (PQMs) short of Platinum status for 2014 after flying what I have booked for the rest of the year. And I’m currently debating whether to go for Platinum, or settle with lifetime Gold. At this point, my travel plans on United Airlines and Star…

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Happy Fourth of July! Top 10 Posts January-June 2013

It’s our Independence Day holiday here in the U.S., and it’s given me time to pause to realize the fact that (more than) half of the year has already passed. It’s crazy how time has flown for me this year. I looked back at the top 10 viewed posts written so far in 2013 here…

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United’s Premier Accelerator Rates Have Dropped… But Still Pricey

I never really paid attention to United’s Award and Premier Accelerator program until just recently. If you’re not familiar with it, the program allows you to purchase redeemable MileagePlus miles with the option to add Premier Accelerator giving you an equivalent amount of Premier Qualifying Miles (PQMs). The offer appears on each of your ticketed…

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